Tuesday, September 11

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 4 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 4 is on top. This week's topic is ancient Greece in Myth-Folklore and a new version of the Ramayana in Indian Epics. If you have not turned in your Week 3 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment before noon on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Remember: you need to wait on my comments back to you before going on to the next Storybook assignment.

Week 4 Internet: Coverpages. For your Internet assignment in Week 4, you will be publishing a coverpage for your Storybook. If you are using Google Sites, this means you will create a NEW SITE, and the homepage for that new site will be your Storybook coverpage. I hope you will enjoy creating a website for your Storybook! To see how the Storybooks for this semester are taking shape, here they are: Myth-Folklore Storybooks - Indian Epics Storybooks. I'll keep adding new Storybooks periodically to the list as people turn in their Week 4 Internet assignments.

Tech Tip Emails. It often takes me a week or two to get around to replying to those emails, but please don't let that hold you back - you can keep on doing Tech Tips for Week 4 and 5 and 6 and all the way through Week 15 if you want; you don't need to wait for a reply from me before going on to do another tip.

Technology Tuesday. I will be adding a new Technology Tip every Tuesday - and the tip I added today is a quick how-to for publishing a GoogleDoc as a webpage, which is probably the single easiest way to get something published online. Here's the tip: Google Docs for Publishing Webpages.

Tuesday Events on Campus. For Mid-Day Music at noon in the Union Food Court, come hear Ivan Pena on guitar and Isaac Eicher on the mandolin (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 11: Oh! Susanna. On this day in 1847, one of the most well-known songs in American music, Oh! Susanna, was first performed in public. You can read more about the song and its history in this Wikipedia article. Below, you can see some of the sheet music as published in 1848. Take a moment and see how much of the song you can sing by heart! Then you can take a look at the usual lyrics here - although the original lyrics, written in the minstrel tradition, are definitely not something people sing today; you can see the original lyrics here. For more about the minstrel tradition, see this Wikipedia article.